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-organized fringe of radical birthers, the election of a black president doesn't tell us much about the structural barriers that continue to face the vast majority of black citizens. it doesn't tell us much about the narrow arena of electoral arena for black candidates. maybe you've noticed there's not one african-american in the united states senate. we're called 2008 with an open seat race. unpopular wars, a crushing -- a nation that was crashing in terms of the economy and exhausted the with the incumbent george w. bush opened the door wide for a democrat to win. throughout american history, race has been a disqualifier even if favorable, political circumstances. not in 2008. overall, american voters did not -- this is meaningful if imperfect progress. in three days, we'll learn if america's first black president will be re-elected. the conditions are very different this time around. he is the incumbent, the economy is still limping and it may be harder generally to win reelection of our previous 42 presidents. only 16 were elected to two terms. if america doesn't choose president obama again,
us ask, what is a disaster anyway? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris perry coming to you from horockefeller city, the new york city still reeling from the effects of superstorm sandy and her landfall earlier this week. today, 2.5 million people remain without power and at least 40 new yorkers have died in the storms aftermath. almost half of those deaths were in just one of the burroughs that make up the five burroughs of new york, staten island. now, this striking image was captured by an nbc producer and staten island. sandy's wake left the debris in the backyard of john della rosa's severely smashed home. smashed plates mingled with halloween decorations. overwhelmed by the devastation, rocked by the power of the storm, he is left to pick up the pieces of the storm surge which sent more than 8 feet of water into the neighborhood. he is also left to grieve the losses of his next door neighbors, the foundation and stairs are all that remain of the dresh family home. george dresh and his 13-year-old daughter, angela died, when the storm surge came through their home. george's
are discoverying magnolia park every month. >> they use facebook and twitter to post where they're going to be. so they have our built-in audience already for them. so it's sort of a win-win. we have new customers coming to an area maybe they've never been in. >>> two years after starting ladies night, retailers in magnolia park now have a very positive outlook and very healthy sales. >> that night is an important night for us. it comes at the end of the month. it's such a nice boost. we always say if we make our rent that night, we're so pleased and we do. the success is attracting new business to the area. like shannon's wine bar. the new retail store front is opening soon. >> to come in and be able to open my business, if i didn't have the support of the community it wouldn't happen. i've been on the street and have somebody say did you know there's a wine bar coming to magnolia park, and i say, yes, i do. the day reserved to support your local small businesses. >> this sounds cheesy but i cried a little. the store was full of people. they picked us to spend their money. >> instead of once a ye
tomorrow. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show," from new york. president obama went to bat for the middle class today and mitt romney is still beating up the 47%. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> with respect to the issue of mandate, i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get -- that's my mandate. >> the president draws a line in the sand for the middle class. >> the only question now is, are we going to hold the middle class hostage? >> and gets as angry as you will ever see him taking on an old bitter foe. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> tonight, congressman tim ryan of ohio on the president's middle class rallying cry. jonathan alter on the epic throwdown with john mccain. >>> plus, the new senator even nate silver didn't see coming. >> we missed the north dakota senate -- >> yes, you did! >> heidi hitekam
to call. glad you're up with us watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. you can e-mail me or tweet me. lem know what you're doing up at this hour. or do what david action 'em rod's mustache does, text the word "awake" to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. this is your cram session for thursday, november 8th, a lot to talk about, including the market's reaction to president obama's re-election. we'll tell you how the business community is feeling about four more years. we know how stephen colbert feels. he's not taking it well. that clip later in the show. >>> first let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. for obvious reasons we were locked in on the presidential election for the last couple days. hundreds of thousands of americans remained during that time without power during an unseasonably cold spell in the northeast. yesterday, to add to the damage left by hurricane sandy, a nor'easter blew through the east coast dumping snow and rain on a region that's barely begun to dig out from sandy. there are new pictures from staten island. s
at home for staying with us for the next hour. at almost exactly this point in the presidential race of 1956, on october 29th, 1956, with the election that year coming up just a week later, israel invaded egypt. and they did it with the secret support of two major u.s. allies. france and england. it was a fight over control of the suez canal. the american president at that time, in 1956, was, of course, dwight eisenhower. republican. he was running for re-election against the democratic candidate that year, adlai stevenson. talk about an october surprise. that year it was eight days before election day. both candidates are forced to deal with an unexpected and genuine giant foreign policy crisis. >> on sunday the israeli government ordered total mobilization. on monday, their armed forces penetrated deeply into egypt and to the vicinity of the suez canal, nearly 100 miles away. and on tuesday, the british and french governments delivered a 12-hour ultimatum to israel and egypt, now followed up by armed attack against egypt. the united states was not consulted in any way about any pha
television. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. please. >> reporter: there is now hope. >> reporter: there's a renewed hope and spirit and that's what they needed. >> reporter: families crowded around tables to pick up canned food and ready to eat meals. more than 150 people lined up for dry ice. down the street, residents were streaming in with whatever bags of warm clothing they could share for their neighbors. temperatures are dropping tonight and parents here are worried about their children. the homeland security chief and fema officials today oversaw the relief efforts. >> folks are going to be going door to door in these communities making sure that nobody is left out. >> reporter: as one person put it, it's not charity, it's humanity. >> i'm from brooklyn, today's my day off, i'm here now trying to help more. because it's just like a bomb hit. >> i don't believe this. >> reporter: esther doesn't even know where to start. >> we need help here. we truly do. we need someone to come and tell tuesday which way to go and how to go. everybody's becoming so frantic. >>
get to us, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. one thing we truly need, we need more fuel. >> ben, even if fema absolutely does its job, and there's every indication it is, there could still be images of desperate people come monday, tuesday. i know you'll want to say this is not political, but let me ask you about the implications. is there a possible downside here for the president? >> you know, the president is on this day and night. the administration is on this day and night. he put politics aside and ensured that federal resources were deployed to support this state's response efforts and to ensure that all the victims were taken care of. those resources have been deployed. he's doing everything he can to ensure that the requests from states are met. while he'll be on the trail today, he's still going to be focused on this and going to ensure that the states receive everything that they've requested and everything that they've needed. this is one of the worst storms in our memories. the president's going to make sure that the federal government is very focused on thi
ed show." thanks so much for joining us tonight. that is "the ed show," i'm ed schultz, and "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, ed. thanks for stay with us for the next hour. happy halloween. as you can tell, my halloween costume this year is once again middle-aged lesbian pundit in cheap jacket. boo. because it is october 31st, in much of the country, kids are dressing up in costume and they're trick or treating. tonight, for our producer, it means indulging the frog prince who lives in his house who used to be his son, alias. it is halloween whatever it can be halloween. but this year, it is not halloween because it cannot be halloween ever. today governor chris christie postponed halloween today by executive order for the whole state of new jersey, the state hardest hit by hurricane sandy. they will be moving halloween to monday, monday, november 5th, in order to protect new jersey's young trick-or-treaters from floodwaters and live wires and downed trees. these crews were fixing fallen power lines in toms river, new jersey, today.
for history. and that's "hardball" for now, thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" from new york. six days until the 2012 election. president obama is showing mitt romney and the rest of the world what real leadership looks like during a time of crisis. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> big government makes a big impact in new jersey, where the president tours the state with chris christie. >> it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people have asked us to do. >> new jersey senator bob menendez was with the president today and he joins me live tonight. plus, jonathan alter on why good governance is good politics. e.j. dionne on mitt romney's troubling post-hurricane trouble. dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz on mitt romney's disappearing act. and bob shrum is here tonight, with a brand-new electoral map that
president obama. it's another tactic he's using. he's won on this issue. >> dorian warren gets tonight's last word. thanks, dorian. >> thank you. word." up next, "hardball" with chris matthews. >> jersey boys. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. we've heard the story, how in the winter of world war i, the two sides, german and english, climbed out of their trenches and sang christmas carols together. well, today, an echo of that spirit rose over the jersey shore. two politicians of different parties figuring out how to do their jobs together. say what you will, debbie downers of the world, there comes a time when the grown-ups got to do their jobs. so they put away their toys, their big birds and their bayonets and do the business they got elected to. i love politics, and today is one of the reasons. it's not all stupid ads on tv, it's not all handlers and bs artists. some days it's just a job, and some days like today, it's the most important job we've got. joining me to talk about this, this remarkable political m
york city, and with us onset here at democracy plaza. we have msnbc contributor and former senior strategist from the mccain/palin campaign, steve schmidt? >> coming attraction. >> good tease. >> he's down in south florida. we also have mark haleprin, senior political analyst, and look at this, this is huge. >> we have michael steele. >> michael steele here. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's a great way to start. >> wow. >> great way to start six hours of coverage. >> thank you. >> we also have john heilemann, he's in chicago. >> yes, we do. >> do we have john heilemann. >> great. that's great. >> this is a fun game. >> throw out a name and see if they're here. >> we started this really well. >> you know, in major league baseball, t.j., getting 4 out of 5 right, you would be -- >> that's pretty good. >> it'll get you fired on election day. hey, everybody let's vote. fire t.j. okay. here we go. mika, the "new york times" talks about now it goes to the voters state-by-state, "usa today" talks about decision time. today's a huge day? >> yes, people are choosing on the direction of the country.
's asking us -- he is asking his supporters to vote for revenge. i'm asking you to vote for love of country. >> oh, for the love of christmas, three days to go. let's get right to our panel. with me here at democracy plaza is professor james peterson of lehigh university, nbc correspondent and eli gilmore of the excel ie license. ari, the fact that romney is still desperately trying to find a zinger from the president's speech indicates there's a problem, isn't there? he's just not winning. >> it is a bad sign if you're playing these kind of word games this close to the end. you want to be making a big, bold closing argument. that's not what you're seeing from the romney campaign. you're seeing a lot of spinning. you're seeing talk about pennsylvania. you're seeing talk about these quotes and obviously what the president meant was, if you have a feeling of revenge, if you're feeling excited, make sure to go out and do your civic duty, that's what counts. i mean, it's such a reach and so silly to try to take that and turn it into something else. but that's where they're at right now. >> so i
's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people have asked us to do. >> new jersey senator bob menendez was with the president today and he joins me live tonight. plus, jonathan alter on why good governance is good politics. e.j. dionne on mitt romney's troubling post-hurricane trouble. dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz on mitt romney's disappearing act. and bob shrum is here tonight, with a brand-new electoral map that will put a smile on democrats' faces. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks, thanks for watching. washington, pay attention. it has taken a life-altering disaster to show the country how our elected officials can work together, regardless of party affiliation. now, they're officials, they're not leaders until they work together, and this is what we're seeing. president obama arrived in new jersey today, to get a closer look at the damage from hurricane sandy. he was greeted by governor chris christie. and the two men just continued to work on this partnership that they got going when it comes to recovering from this storm.
before election day. we have with us mike barnicle, senior political analyst, mark halperin, willie's just walked in. i don't know why you're laughing. >> me? >> no, mike. >> this lighting is disturbing. i don't know who did it. i don't like it. i'm just going to say that right up front. but i'm happy this weekend -- today because this weekend there was a huge sporting event that all the world tuned to. and i can tell you i've never been more proud of the vanderbilt commodores, dudley stadium. >> no, they went on the road and did that. they went to kentucky, to commonwealth stadium. sure. 40-0, 5-4. mika, one more win and vandy's bowl eligible. look how excited mika is. >> that's amazing. >> midas. >> laugh it up. laugh it up. >> we are. >> when we're in the music city bowl, we'll see. and by the way, alabama, what a game. >> did they win? >> ha. that was an incredible game. >> that was a great game. and we just want to say, all the great people of the state of alabama, my heart is with you and i love you and i'm one of you, the entire state of alabama just wants to extend our arms
that does it for us tonight. we will see you again on sunday night, yes, i said sunday night. we are doing a special live edition of this show on sunday night, because, well, isn't it obvious? "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> all-out sprint. three days to the election and both the president and mitt romney on a nonstop sweep of critical swing states. new this morning a fresh poll in two of those key states. we've got live coverage ahead. >>> our other big story of the morning, the aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going
boxer. senator, thanks so much for joining us. the gender gap has been a big issue, the women's vote has been a big issue among voters throughout this campaign. let's talk about the gender gap. the president has sort of narrow lead among women. it's no longer the double-digit lead that he had. but is this enough for him to carry him, despite the disadvantage that he has with male, men voters, especially white men? >> first of all there are more women voters than men voters. so when he's leading women by eight and romney is leading men by seven, i think the math works in our favor. but here's the other interesting statistic -- among the undecides, the few that are left, most of them are women. and i think as women look at this, whether they're number one issue is jobs, and they look at the latest jobs reports, do you know that you probably do, that barack obama, under his leadership, we've created more private-sector jobs in the last couple of months than george w. bush in eight years? and this president was handed the worst recession since the great depression. and we're coming out of it
us from there. mark, you're in a home there on staten island. tell me what you're seeing on the ground and how people are coping and whether fema is finally arriving on the scene today. >> yeah. fema is here. fema is here, federal agents set up in a command center. this is ocean breeze, sort of a forgotten community in between. south beach and midland beach the waters receded, debris cleared. i want to give you a tour. this was a home of ten, eight children, mom and dad called this home. this was the living room. you can see the signs of family. a doll, winnie the pooh, walk you down the hall where this used to be a closet, there was a bathroom here. now covered in sea water and mud and muck and the stench here is incredible. jackie, want to talk to you real quick. your nieces and nephews, 9 through 21 live here. folks here need help. are you getting the help? >> nobody is here. nobody. they just showed up after you showed up. that's it. it's terrible. look. nothing. >> this used to be the backyard. there used to be a patio there. now it's someone else's trampoline, const
romney is set to speak in cleveland in the next hour. chris jansing is there for us. good morning. >> good morning to you, alex. we'll hear a two-prong message and the same that we heard from barack obama. the first is vote. this is trench warfare in the closing hours of the campaign. both sides believe that this game is going to be won on the ground and they have been working hard. they have been picking up the phone, they have been going door to door. a different strategy for mitt romney on the ground. they have been spending a lot more time door to door than they have been making phone calls and the numbers have been impressive. a romney spokesman just told me that they have knocked on 440,000 doors this week alone in ohio for a total of 2.5 million. to put that in perspective, only about 5.5 million people even voted in the 2008 election. the second one is about the economy. and there's been a fight for mitt romney. this morning he said we haven't really heard from him before was about distribution of wealth. he said ron paul and i have promised you a bigger check from the gov
and it was probably his best speech of the whole campaign season. what have we learned about him? what tells us how he's going to govern? whether he will widen his circle, whether he will shake up the cabinet. and most importantly reach out and do a better job of trying to get around or work with those opposing him vigorously in congress? >> yeah. andrea, i think that's still the big $64,000 question. but of course the key thing that has changed is barack obama no longer has to run for re-election again. he has to care about the fate of his party, who his successor is, but he's not going to have to spend the next four years calculating every move in terms of how it's going to play in a handful of swing states four years hence. that could translate into driving a little more aggressively, taking the fight to republicans a little more aggressive. but that didn't really work so well the first time around. i really think the key question here actually, andrea, is what happens with the economy? i mean, you can imagine a scenario where the economy gains some traction and we actually start to have a bona fid
. she's back for us in toms river. michelle is the only reporter to make it into the neighboring community of seaside heights. so tell us, michelle, what you saw there. >> reporter: well, we were there yesterday and also early this morning. and the devastation there is just sort of unbelievable. it plays tricks your eyes when you look at the boardwalk, the place you're used to seeing people walking and running. then you look back further and you see that iconic roller coaster, and it's just plopped in the water. that's because sandy, all her wrath, came in and just wiped out that boardwalk from beneath it. and that's just one section, that iconic amusement park, that landmark that people relate to that is damaged. then you've got all the surrounding homes, the beaches, the beachside communities that are linked in that area. and some are hit harder than the others. and that water came all the way right where i'm standing and further inland. and they're just now getting that water that's been receded in that area. and what they've been focusing on the last few days is rescue operat
. >> to get us on track to a balanced budget, that's going to take some real work. to get that done it going to require something in washington that's spoken about but not done and it's something i have to do. i've got to be able to reach across the aisle and get good republicans and democrats to work together. >> meanwhile, we've got new nbc news marist polls and they all show a tightening race. the president leads in the three that released today. in iowa, president obama maintains a lead. six-point lead over mitt romney. that is down from eight two weeks ago. in wisconsin, romney has cut the president's lead in half from the last time we were there. he trails by three points, well within the margin of error. and then there's new hampshire which is best to be called a dead heat. the president is 49%, romney 47%. by the way, new hampshire is mitt romney's final stop before election day. director of the marist poll joins me now. lee, let's start with iowa, as you might be already aware of. the romney campaign disputes the size of the lead that we have for the president there. they believe th
knocking on doors and we were asking people to remember us on the day that they were going out to vote. and so while it was very frustrating to not -- you know, to be politically engaged in this, in my country, and not be able to go out and express who i want to run this country and to lead us, i think we had a tremendous amount of impact. >> that brings up our next big topic. this is one of the things that i think dominated the discussion after the election, which is the changing demographics of america, the changing faces of america and the respective coalitions that have come together around barack obama and the republican party particularly. i want to talk about why it's not the latino vote that tells us the most about the republican party's future. my story of the week right after this. nning four. fortunately we've got ink. nning four. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chas
. the door to a brighter future is open, waiting for us. i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> wisconsin, that's why i need your vote. and if you're willing to work with me again, and knock on some doors with me, make some phone calls for me, turn out for me, we'll win wisconsin. we'll win this election. >> trouble at the polls. long waits in early voting lines in ohio and florida, but put tempers to the test. >> let them vote! >> the other big wild card, sandy. a week after the storm recovery efforts are still winding slowly through the hardest hit. new jersey governor chris christie who praised president obama's response to sandy repeated his support for mitt romney. sort of. >> on tuesday i'm voting for mitt romney because i think he's the best guy for the job. it doesn't mean that i can't turn to the president of the united states of america and say to him, thank you, sir, for providing good leadership in this crisis. >> and whom do you trust? the grid iron predicts. a redskin hometown defeat favors the challenger but the lsu/alabama ma
us about bronco bamma from abigail in ft. collins, colorado. take it away. >> i'm tired -- i'm tired of bronco bamma and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby. okay? the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> oh. >>> i tell you what, you know, my mom, christie, used to have an expression. joey, if there's something bad, something goodwill come. and i want to tell you what makes me so proud. in moments of crisis, democrats and republicans always came together. i've got to tell you, it was reassuring to be on those calls. i really mean this. it was reassuring. that's how it's supposed to work. we always work better in america when we work together and everyone's in on the deal. and i tell you -- >> that's one way to look at it. good morning. it's friday, november 2nd. welcome to "morning joe." it's been a long week. with us on set, msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann and pulitzer prize-winning historian, jon meacham. good t
today is i think those of us who are democrats, and i am, would be having a much calmer day if it wasn't for our concerns about voter suppression. the only way that they win if they win is going to be because we've had voters standing in line for seven or eight hours in florida. we've had the secretary of state of ohio making last-minute decisions that are very questionable. you know, i heard our colleague andrea mitchell today call these lines to vote a poll tax and that's what we should all be talking about. if it was not for their efforts to suppress our vote, we would be sipping tea and talking about cricket today, but these things concern me and i think we're going to have a conversation after, i hope, the president is re-elected about how to guarantee people equal protection of their voting rights. >> it is absolutely staggering. joining us now is professor michael eric dyson who is in chicago. professor dyson, messrs. romney and ryan suggest re-electing the president will threaten the judeo-christian foundations of america, as you know, but isn't the truth that if we don't re-el
the weekend and next week. we hope to see you turn out. >>> coming into the news room now, five massive u.s. military craft will be helping with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. coming up next, though, is this a man-made storm? there's lots of talk about climate change right now being responsible for the devastation caused by hurricane sandy. certainly the frequency of these types of storms we're seeing now needs to be questioned. my colleague chris hayes is going to weigh in on that next. >>> and if you have pictures to share of long gas lines, long commute lines, tweet them to us and include the hash tag, msnbcpics. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> welcome back, everybody. the enormity of the impact of sandy in the new york metro area has many people bringing up two words, climate change. normally busy hubs like battery park, where under water, was not seen
-atlantic states continue to unfold. 94 people confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power. that's down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's staten island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodice weies were found i marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out when rising waters engulfed their vehicle. people living on the island told nbc's ann curry support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> well, fema teams did walk through staten island neighborhoods on thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. >>> elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, and diapers last night. 17 military aircraft arrived in new york state carrying power repair trucks from california. in virginia, the uss san antonio was loaded up with relief suppli
jersey. chuck, tell us what the trip felt like. when i look at those two men together, it looks to me as the way that not necessarily on this particular subject but it's the way serious men and women of government want to work together regardless of part y. and the whole day seemed to have that sensation to it. >> well, it did. and let me tell you something about christie. he just seemed like an exhausted guy. he struck me as somebody who had been up for a couple of straight days, who was numb, a little emotional to what he'd been seeing but also numb to the destruction he'd been seeing. so you know, it was interesting. when the president walked out of air force one there was only one guy to greet him, and it was christie. and then the two of them just immediately, you could tell, were just -- seemed to -- they suddenly became inseparable, and then you never saw more than a foot of actual physical distance between the two of them. you know, they worked the shelter together and all this stuff. so it was a -- it certainly was -- it was business-like, but you could just -- you could feel
between us and reaffirm the spirit that makes the united states of america the greatest nation on earth. >> i'm counting on your clear eyes and full hearts to make sure we can't lose on tuesday. thank you so very much. >>> just three days until election day and the candidates are crisscrossing this country, clamoring for the undecided vote. and, very good saturday afternoon to you from the nation's capital. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. we're here in d.c. to cover this historic election and it comes at a time when millions are until trying to put their lives back together. we will dive into the latest news from the world of politics in just a moment but first, those let's get you caught up on the very latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. about 2.5 million people remain without power in the aftermath of that storm. 109 deaths nationwide have been attributed to sandy's wrath. those numbers could rise. at least 40 of those deaths were in new york city. that's where mayor michael bloomberg relented and cancelled the new york city marathon. 40,000 ru
ohio will have the irregularities ties to put us i the late night or beyond. if mitt romney doesn't win virginia there's a path but not a great one. >> which counties to both of you, where in virginia would you be looking to lynchburg? down to the tiedwater area, norfo norfolk? >> can i -- >> there are swin counties but virginia is a case where swing counties and also counties where one side or the other must run up a big score. if they're going to have a chance to win. the counties outside washington, around washington, are the most important in terms of the swings. >> and also for president obama -- i was going to say, chris cizilla. >> yeah. >> the richmond area, richmond city is very important for president obama to run up big returns. >> president obama, northern virginia, richmond city, hampton roads, large african-american population. i would say mark is exactly right in terms of virginia is a battleground all across the state. two counties that i keep an eye on, maybe just because they're close to where i live, but prince william and louden, these are suburban washington, d.c. c
who you are voting for, your country needs you to do it. that does it for us tonight. rebuilding efforts are barely getting off the ground. a good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veroni oonica de la cruz. >>> the latest polls show this is a neck and neck race accord together final pre-election nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, 48% of likely voters support president obama while close 47% favor governor mitt romney. the president holds the same narrow 48% to 47% edge among likely voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47%. >>> and an all-important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45%. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio with details on the candidate's final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. in ohio we are seeing that residents here are watching those polls. they know what the nation is saying ab
and a confident endorsement at that. >> there's only one thing that might deny us the presidency that is the god-given property of the republican party. >> the 47% tape? >> nope. >> the empty chair? >> nope. >> cayman islands? >> not a problem. >> swiss bank accounts 10000 bet, i like to fire people, forcible hair cut, the tax returns wesley snipes would call suspicious. >> no, no, no and no. >> none of that. it will probably just be let detroit go bankrupt. before we get to our panel we want to listen in to the president who has taken the stage for a third campaign event of the day this one in lima, ohio. let's listen. >> we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than in any time in the last eight months. home values are on the rise. housing construction is moving up. we're less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in the last 20 years. because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in unif
to at least 19, the f fury and frustration played out on live television. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. >> reporter: it was called a disgrace. >> it's nowhere to be found. all the american red cross, all the people making these big salaries should be out there on the front lines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: the red cross says it's sending ten vehicles with food and water. meantime, residents and officials are questioning the city's priorities. >> the city of new york right now is talking about getting water out of the battery tunnel and preparing for a marathon. we're pulling bodies out of the water. you see the disconnect here? >> reporter: today, new york city police and fire departments were still going house to house to account for everyone who didn't follow the mandatory evacuation orders. >> can you look me straight in the eye and say that the response was not disproportionate for places that were more wealthy in new york city? >> absolutely not. we brought everybody in. there's been fema task forces that have been assigned here now. you know, assisting us
come home. that's my plan to keep us strong. that's my commitment to you. and that's what's at stake in this election. now, change in the future where we reduce our deficit that's balanced and responsible. i signed a trillion dollars worth of spending cuts. i intend to do more. i'll work with both parties to streamline agencies and get rid of programs that don't work. if we're serious about the deficit, we've also got to ask the wealthiest americans to go back to tax rates they paid when bill clinton was in office because, as long as i'm president, i will never turn medicare into a voucher to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. i will never allow the nation to be plunged into another battle over health care reform just so insurance companies can jump back into the driver's seat. and i will never allow politicians in washington to control health care choices that women should be making for themselves. so, wisconsin, we know what change is. we know what the future requires. we don't need a big government agenda or a small government agenda. we need a middle class agenda
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wants to return us to the very same policies that created the recession in the first place. when we were losing 800,000 jobs.et he wants to return to those policies. that's the choice. do we build on the progress that we've made, and we have a lot more work to do. the president has a plan to continue to create jobs and grow the middle class. or do we take a risk and go back to the same policies that wrecked the economy? that's all governor romney is offering. >> that's also the issue of how you've worked with the other side. governor romney has said all ths president has done is attacked the other side and not worked with congress. even mayor bloomberg who endorsed the president for a second term said he was still disappointed by the president. this is part of his remarks or his op-ed he wrote in that endorsement. in 2008, he writes, obama ran as a pragmatic problem solver and consensus builder. but as president, he devoted m little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists which doomed hope for any real progress on illegal guns, immigration, tax reform, job c
, the death toll from sandy is rising. 109 people dieded in the u.s., most of those victims lived right here in new york city. power is slowly flick, back on in thousands of homes. right now more than 2.5 million customers are still without power. that is across six states. more power crews and relief crews are on their way to the northeast. but people in new york city, staten island, say this help is too little too late. >> this is not red cross. >> this is us. we're giving out the blankets. we're giving out the food. we're going door-to-door helping everybody. >> i am fewer kwous. i am angry. i can't believe it devastation like this is being unanswered, uncalled. we're all so unprotected. >> her son-in-law took us in took our neighbors in across the street and offered us -- he was the most generous, most hospitable. i am just so grateful that he did that. >> it's getting colder as we go, all right? each day is colder than the day before. >> and just minutes ago the state of new jersey began rationing gasoline sales. meanwhile, new york governor cuomo says 8 million gallons of gas have arri
it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> breaking news on this saturday afternoon. nbc news declaring barack obama the declared winner in florida. that state finally finished counting all of the votes four days after the election. the win in the sunshine state gives the president a total of 332 electoral votes. governor romney at 206 electoral votes. this gives president obama 51% of the popular vote. mitt romney 48%. good afternoon. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. let's go straight to nbc news correspondent kerry sanders from miami. the election is finally put to rest. >> folks in florida have been wondering what is going on. the numbers show that the state did tilt to obama. he got 50% of the vote. romney took 49.1% of the vote. clearly, florida remains a battleground state. the question is, why did this take so long? part of the fact i
the national guard used helicopters to fly fuel up the stairs. even with those heroic and exhausting efforts, the situation was more worse than expected and critical care patients were being evacuated one by one, and that evacuation is still going. >> today also afforded a clear and heroing look. and in queens, a fire burns down 111 houses as flood waters kept firefighters out. a lot of firefighters live in breezy point, and now this. a series of natural gas fires also broke out in a new jersey shoretown, thand firefighters we unable to put these fires out because of debris blocking their path. and long lines and gridlock coming from gas stations with power and gas. three helicopter shifts were delivered and they provide he needsing platforms for any helicopter that's are assisting in the relief effort if need be. the new york police department today released this rather amazing vehicle of helicopter search and rescue tombs. staten island now stands at 12 out of a growing death toll of about 60 americans. chris christie was with president obama today, touring some of the communities in ruin
to work together but i want everyone to also understand, you can't push us around. >> though the white house said in a statement that the message voters sent was that "leaders in both parties need to put aside their partisan interests," vice president biden was a bit more blunt traveling on air force two, biden told reporters off camera but on the record, "there was a clear sort of mandate about people coming much closer to our view about how to deal with tax policy. i just think it is going to take time for the republicans to sort of digest what the consequences are for them internally." in our exit polls, 47% of voters told us tax rates should increase for voters making more than $250,000 a year. 35% said tax rates shouldn't go up for anyone. and 13% said everyone should see a tax hike. add up the 13% and the 45%, you get 58%. that's a pretty big majority. that includes obviously some people that voted for mitt romney. the question is, when does the white house try to begin fiscal negotiations in earnest? is it going to be in the next week? and do they do this before the end of the y
've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. i came back to ask you to help us finish what we've started. because this is where our movement for change began. thank you. right here. right behind these bleachers is the building that was home to our iowa headquarters of 2008. in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses created 5.5 million new jobs. the auto industry is back, home values are on the rise. we're less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. we've dealt with the production of clean energy because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan has ended. al qaeda is on the run. osama bin laden is dead. >> president obama is now finished campaigning, he's already voted and will spend today at home in chicago where we're told he'll play some hoops with his friends. mr. romney plans to vote in massachusetts before he makes one final trip to ohio and to pennsylvania. some of the very last campaigning took pl
to "morning joe." it's thursday, november 1st. with us on set, we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. we have chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. and yes, he is, he's here. msnbc political analyst and vice president and executive editor, richard wolffe. and in washington, washington anchor for "bb krrgs world news america," katty kay. good to have you all on board. willie, hi. >> hello, mika. >> a lot to get to. that's my sweater. aftermath of the storm. sorry about that. we're not put together this morning. the death toll is rising on this. we've got a couple of new facts to bring to you. we've been watching the coverage now three days straight. everybody's exhausted. breezy point, my god, that story, i was seeing michelle miller's report on cbs, her second one. it is just amazing what has happened there. we'll get to more on that in just a moment. we're also five days away from a presidential election. and there are some literally logistical issues with that. but bill karins was watching this morning, and you said something that really
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